Turtles Can Fly

Turtles Can Fly, written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi (Marooned in Iraq, A Time for Drunken Horses) takes place in the days leading up to America's second war against Iraq, in a small village and refugee camp on the border of Iraq and Turkey. Soran Ebrahim stars as Satellite, a boy nicknamed for his obsession with technology. Satellite is also obsessed with the United States, and sprinkles bits of English throughout his speech. His strong personality and his resourcefulness have made him a leader among the younger children in the village. He even convinces the village elders to trade in their radios and purchase a satellite dish so they can watch news broadcasts on the upcoming war.

Rotten Tomatoes: 87%.

Let's see this free film, a part of Duke's annual Screen and Society Film Series. In case the location is unfamiliar (it is for me) here it is on Duke's campus map. The room number is 107. Let's gather at 6:45 for the 7:00 showing.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sad but realistic picture of how much of the world is

    November 13, 2012

  • Mark F.

    Here's (for real) a link to a Duke map:
    http://maps.duke.edu/map/index.php?id=21

    November 12, 2012

    • Jim

      I got here early. Was easy. Just put intersection of Campus Drive anced West Main into my GOD. Parking easy too.

      November 12, 2012

    • Jim

      GPS not GOD.

      November 12, 2012

  • Richard G.

    Where can we park?

    November 12, 2012

  • Mark F.

    I don't know why the Duke campus map is broken, but I think Richard's map is correct. I think there are nearby parking lots that are available after hours (which this is).

    November 12, 2012

  • Richard G.

    ACTUAL LOCATION? As best I can tell, this is the google map location of Richard White Lecture Hall: http://goo.gl/maps/Bw8pz it is in the 4 o'clock position around the traffic circle, not where the google map marker is. The other maps and locations for this show it being in a different place entirely.

    November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Parking?

      November 12, 2012

  • Mark F.

    If people are interested, we can make the short drive down to Brightleaf Square for after-movie dinner/drinks.

    November 11, 2012

  • Mark F.

    I'll likely be driving from work, which is already in Durham, right where 54 crosses 40. I can carpool from there, but I'm not sure if it's more convenient for getting to Duke.

    November 7, 2012

  • Jim

    Mark, do you want to carpool Monday from Chapel Hill? Let me know.

    November 7, 2012

  • Elizabeth J.

    Not sure yet about my client load but will come if I can.

    October 9, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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